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    Sale 7568

    Seven Centuries: Italian Works of Art From Palazzo Odescalchi, Rome

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 303

    GIACOMO FAVRETTO (Venice 1849-1887)

    THE LOTTERY

    Price Realised  

    GIACOMO FAVRETTO (Venice 1849-1887)
    THE LOTTERY
    signed 'G.FAVRETTO' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    7 x 9½ in. (17.7 x 24.3 cm.)


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    This picture is a bozzetto for the painting by Giacomo Favretto depicting L'estrazione del lotto. Il banco del lotto in a private collection, Rome (see R. Trevisan, Giacomo Favretto 1849-1887, Venice, 1999, p. 123). The lottery was a particularly popular pastime in the 18th century and the theme allowed Favretto to paint a typical Venetian scene of the time.

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